Virtuous aperitifs, ‘sunset gold’ ale and CBD-infused craft beers: what’s coming in (non-alcoholic) booze this October?

first_imgSource: Hop & HempNon-alcoholic, CBD-infused craft beersThe aptly named Hop & Hemp has added a duo of CBD-infused craft beers. The brews, Easy Times IPA and Lowdown Lager (both 0.5% abv) are made with 8mg of CBD per bottle, which Hop & Hemp claims “helps take the edge off an evening” (rsp: £13/4x330ml).Easy Times is billed as a “full-on IPA that delivers aromas of grapefruit and lemonade from the triple addition of American hops” which “doubles down on the fruitiness and brings in flavours of biscuit and honey”, while Lowdown Lager is “a crisp, golden pilsner-style lager that hits the palate with a gentle, spicy hoppiness and follows with notes of citrus and a lingering sweetness”. Source: ZagZagOffering a low-calorie proposition alongside being alcohol-free, new drinks firm Zag Drinks promises to deliver the “characteristics of a beer-drinking occasion”, without mimicking its flavour.Coming in at 54 calories per 330ml can, Zag’s blend of matcha green tea and botanicals including mint, cucumber, lime and lemon aims to emulate the company’s slogan – “refreshingly not beer”.“Alcohol-free beer has improved over the years and provides an important role for consumers who want a social drink but cannot, or do not want to drink alcohol,” says Jerry Goldberg, co-founder of Zag Drinks.“However, we realised that alcohol-free beer still doesn’t taste as good as beer – beer needs alcohol to create that magical beer flavour.“We have taken beer’s major attributes – a long, refreshing drink that’s not too sweet and looks good in a glass – and created an alcohol-free drink that delivers these without attempting to taste like beer.”It is soft-launching this month ahead of a national rollout in the next three months. Each month The Grocer takes an in-depth look at the hottest upcoming booze launches. This time round we’re focusing on the booming low and non-alcoholic sector with a slew of launches for the moderating drinker,Source: EverleafEverleafRiding high on the vogue for aperitifs and spritzes, Everleaf has already made it into 150 Sainsbury’s stores on the supermarket’s ‘Future Brands’ programme, as well as a variety of venues on London’s cocktail scene.It is the brainchild of bar owner Paul Matthew, whose background as a conservation biologist has seen him study plants all over the world. Everleaf contains 18 sustainably sourced botanicals, ranging from Madagascan vanilla through to Spanish saffron.  Source: Big Drop Brewing CoSunset GoldNon-alcoholic craft brewery Big Drop has unveiled a new take on the premium bottled ale: Sunset Gold is the brand’s first drink to launch in 500ml bottles rather than the traditional crafty 330ml.It is billed as a ”hay-coloured beer with a fresh floral aroma” with “a gentle bitterness and lingering finish”, and is made with Challenger hops. The brand is currently mounting a major push into cans, and claims it will package 6,500 hectolitres of beer this year in the format. Holland & Barratt began stocking bottles of its new gluten-free, vegan lager in cans in July, and Tesco Extra has just started selling Big Drop’s stout in them. center_img Source: FreestarFreestarLaunched earlier this summer, alcohol-free beer Freestar has already made waves, having picked up a 2019 World Beer Award for what judges said was its “good head”, “good hop nose” and “nice mouthfeel”.Founded in March 2019 by three friends who held senior roles at Tesla, Sipsmith and Propercorn, the startup claims to have pioneered a new way of making alcohol-free beer by blending ingredients rather than brewing them.It also promises to be a guaranteed 0.0% as it does not use yeast in the blending process.“We blend malted barley and Perle hops with pomelo and bergamot to create a world-beating, great-tasting alcohol-free beer. The old way destructively strips alcohol and flavour out of full-strength beer,” says co-founder Charlie Crawley.“Choosing not to drink alcohol shouldn’t mean choosing to compromise. So we created a ground-breaking beer that lets you get more from your night.”Freestar is available through wholesalers Bibendum and Nectar, as well as on-trade accounts across London. The brand calls it “bright and bittersweet” and suggests it be paired with either a soda or tonic water to create a “quintessential summertime spritz” (rsp: £18/50cl).last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Signs Laws Creating Nonprofit Security Grant Fund, Keystone Tree Fund

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Signs Laws Creating Nonprofit Security Grant Fund, Keystone Tree Fund November 07, 2019center_img Bill Signing,  Government That Works,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law House Bill 859 to assist non-profits with safety and security measures. The legislation was requested in response to attacks against the Jewish community, including the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.“Schools and other community institutions should be a safe place for every child and resident,” said Gov. Wolf. “I thank the bipartisan efforts that helped ensure safety and security funding was available for these non-profit, community institutions where people gather and should have peace of mind.”Gov. Wolf also signed the following bills:House Bill 374, which creates the Pennsylvania Keystone Tree Fund and allows citizens to make a voluntary $3 contribution by checking a box on the PennDOT driver’s license application and renewal form. The contributions will be used to fund programs within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources that use trees to help filter pollutants from waterways.House Bill 407, which creates a uniform definition for the term “blight” for legislation enacted in 1937 or later.House Bill 510, House Bill 511, and House Bill 512, which support intergovernmental agreements between local municipalities.House Bill 1085, which repeals the State Personal Property Tax Act, first enacted on June 22, 1935.Senate Bill 694, which amends the Oil and Gas Lease Act to allow for cross unit drilling for unconventional wells.last_img read more

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Gold Coast penthouse sells for seven figure sum

first_imgCook in style with an ocean view. The Italian-inspired penthouse sold for $2.215 million at auction this week.A STUNNING European-inspired Main Beach penthouse sold to a Brisbane-based buyer under the hammer this week for $2.215 million.It was the second highest sale in the state, CoreLogic records show.The property, in the Spinnaker building on Main Beach Pde, had been on the market since February with different agencies.The penthouse from above.Tolemy Stevens of Harcourts Coastal took the property to auction where it attracted five registered bidders. He said the sale came down to an “aggressive marketing campaign”.“There were more than 50 inspections over four weeks and the auction was successful to the delight of the sellers,” he said.“The buyer was from Brisbane and will be using the lovely penthouse as a private holiday home for his family.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoIt has plenty of space to entertain.The apartment was home to Italian sisters, Giulia Ponticello and Josephine Rizzo, who inherited it from their parents.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Summer Dream Home: Currumbin01:45 Related videos 01:45Summer Dream Home: Currumbin01:34Paradise for sale…01:16Dream home: Broadbeach Waters01:33Dream Home: New Farm01:36Dream Home: Brookfield01:00Mermaid BeachWith two kitchens, a wet bar and multiple formal lounge rooms, the penthouse oozes Italian luxury across three levels.The property was bought in 1994 but Mrs Ponticello said the style all started with her parents’ love affair with classic Italian furniture.The bedroom is just as glamorous as the living areas.“It was just an ordinary unit design when my parents originally bought it,” she told the Bulletin earlier this year. “It all started with the Silik-style furniture, which my parents imported from Italy. My father is from Sicily and he was fond of the traditional classical style.”What a view- the ocean from almost every room.The features include black granite kitchen benchtops, Victorian-style tiled floors and glass chandeliers which add true a touch of luxury.The penthouse has columns with gold-leaf style finishes and a winding staircase which leads up to three ensuites bedrooms and two living rooms.The rooftop level, which has 360 views, features an impressive St Peter’s Basilica style dome above the dining table which lets in streams of filtered light.Fancy a bite to eat at this dining room table?last_img read more

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Nine Queensland women win awards for excellence in building

first_imgROCKCOTE co-owner and director Christine Cameron won the 2017 HIA Outstanding Achievement in the Industry award.IN WHAT is still a male dominated industry, nine women were recently honoured for their leadership skills.The Housing Industry Australia (HIA) “Recognition of Women in Building & Construction Awards” were recently held in Brisbane. HIA acting executive director Michael Roberts said HIA was keen to demonstrate that women were operating in leadership roles in what was still a very male dominated industry.“The industry must do everything it can to encourage women into the industry at all levels, to ensure that there is an adequate supply of skills to meet the future demand for housing in the State,” Mr Roberts said.“Queensland simply cannot afford to ignore the contribution that half of the population can make to the ongoing health of the industry and its contribution to the community.”ROCKCOTE co-owner and director Christine Cameron took out the coveted 2017 HIA Outstanding Achievement in the Industry award for her contribution to the company’s success.Ms Cameron received the award from Minister for Public Works and Housing Minister for Sport the Hon. Mick de Brenni MP.Ms Cameron helped propel who husband Bob’s company from a two-man backyard operation to an international business success story. Plantation Homes residential construction supervisor Emily Smith took out the 2017 HIA Professional Tradeswoman award, just getting in ahead of fellow finalists Helen Yost and Claire Green. Emily Smith won the 2017 HIA Professional Tradeswoman award.At the age of 15 Ms Smith was told by her school guidance counsellor that she couldn’t be a carpenter because she was female.Not to be deterred, she achieved a school based apprenticeship and completed her apprenticeship with Plantation Homes.Two years ago Ms Smith became the company’s first female Construction Supervisor.A third year cabinet-maker apprentice also took out a HIA award, Teehana Maloney is the winner of the 2017 Stylemaster Homes Bursary.Following a personal loss when she was 17 years old, Ms Maloney made the brave decision to move from Innisfail to Brisbane, to follow her dream to be a cabinet-maker. Teehana Maloney won the 2017 Stylemaster Homes Bursary.She quickly found an apprenticeship and is now in her third year, displaying maturity and ability beyond her years.The Awards are in their third year, with the HIA saying the response and calibre of nominations received from across the industry had been remarkable.Award winners:2017 HIA Outstanding Achievement in the IndustryWinner: Christine Cameron, co-owner and director of ROCKCOTEMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago2017 HIA Professional Woman of the YearAward partner: HIA Insurance ServicesWinner: Leesa Gill — CFO, TFH Group & Director, Illuminated Industries PL2017 HIA Professional TradeswomanAwards partner: Construction Skills QueenslandWinner: Emily Smith — Residential Construction Supervisor for Plantation Homes Qld2017 Stylemaster Homes BursaryBursary recipient: Teehana Maloney — 3rd year cabinet-maker Apprentice of East Coast Apprenticeships2017 HIA Exceptional Young Woman in IndustryAwards partner: Queensland Building Construction CommissionWinner: Helen Yost — licenced plumber, nominee supervisor and General Manager for Tradettes Plumbing2017 HIA Professional Business WomanAwards partner: Stoddart GroupWinner: Leesa Gill — Chief Financial Officer TFH Group of Companies & Director of Illuminated Industries2017 HIA Professional ServicesAward partner: BlueScopeWinner: Elizabeth Anderson — Director and architect for Hayes, Anderson, Lynch Architects2017 HIA Business Development ProfessionalAward partner: BUSSQWinner: Heather Russell — Program manager for East Coast Apprenticeships2017 HIA Outstanding Achievement in Manufacturing and SupplyAward partner: HIA Insurance ServicesWinner: Sonja Pressler-McHugh, business owner of McHugh Steel.last_img read more

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Homes near the waterfront are being snapped up quickly

first_img11 Ogilvie St, WynnumBUYERS are getting in quick to snap up homes at Wynnum and Manly as demand is fast outstripping supply.Harcourts Green Living marketing specialist Courtney Brown said the suburbs were becoming more and more popular, mainly because of the “lifestyle of being able to enjoy the waterfront”.“There’s more people wanting to move there than there are (homes) for sale,” she said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 202011 Ogilvie St, WynnumShe recently sold a three-bedroom house with two-bedroom granny flat at 11 Ogilvie St, Wynnum, for $695,000 that was still attracting inquiries a week later.“It sold the first weekend that it was open,” Mrs Brown said.“It’s pretty close to the water and it was dual living (so) that went really quickly.“Someone moving up from Victoria has bought it.”The median sale price for a house was $795,000 in Manly and $645,000 in Wynnum to the year ending October 2017, according to latest CoreLogic market trends data.Mrs Brown said she had noticed more people buying in surrounding areas, including Birkdale and Wellington Point, which were still close to the waterfront and slightly cheaper.last_img read more

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1928 Queenslander sold for $510K

first_imgThere’s even a claw foot bath.Located on a 478sq m block, the home is jam-packed with features including the classic entertainment deck — at the rear of the home — separate dining and living rooms, claw foot bath and original fixtures and fittings.“We had multiple offers on it. All locals. We don’t get too many Queenslanders on the Sunshine Coast,” Mr Smith said.The home sold for about $90,000 higher than the median price for four bedders in Nambour. This restored Queenslander has changed hands for $510,000.THIS may well be the prettiest house you see today — a four bedroom 1928 Queenslander that’s been restored and sold for $510,000.Original VJ walls, character timber flooring, fretwork, high ceilings and original casement windows make this home the quintessential Queenslander and that’s what drew buyers in, according to agent Grant Smith of Century 21 Sunshine Coast.The property at 11 George Street, Nambour, sold with two weeks of he and colleague Jacqui Dell listing it. It came on the market at $525,000 on January 10 and by the 24th it was under contract. This spot and a glass of lemonade on a balmy afternoon would be bliss.“The charm and character of the property got it up and it’s a small low maintenance block,” Mr Smith said. “We are seeing strong growth in past 12 months, seeing prices go up.”The home was “rumoured to have belonged to the mayor of the 1940s” and marketed as having “rich charm and history, if only walls could talk”. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoThe home has four bedrooms. It looks quite stately in those colours. Spacious and airy kitchen. Loads of room for separate dining.last_img read more

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